Today as I posed in my kitchen by the dresser

I reflected on its history..

it was a surprise 21st birthday from John

way before we were married ,

It proudly displays my  blue and white china,

collected from far and wide over many years.,

I enjoy mixing new and not so new, both 

in my house and my dressing.

The New 

Jacket        Ted Baker

    Tunic           Mela Purdie

                 Scarf             Ted Baker           

The Old

My hat dates from the 1950’s (,me too.)

and the label inside reads made by

Mr James, Sydney.

Purchased at Hello Georgeous Vintage

in Hobart .

Linking with Tres Chic Style Bits




  1. YONKS
    February 19, 2014 / 11:30 am

    Just found your blog and reading back through some posts :-)"My hat dates from the 1950's (,me too.)" this made me chuckle. I too date back to the 50s, great times. I, however, have not kept anything from back then. I wish I had been a hoarder. I would love to just open up a box of my past. Instead I trawl ebay searching for reminders. I recently bought a couple of tiny blue porcelain trinket boxes as they were the exact same ones my mother used to keep on her bedside table to keep her earrings in. I also bought a Noddy egg cup because I used to have the same one as a child. What a funny old world :-)Great to meet you.Pop by for a chat.DiX

    • Jill James
      February 20, 2014 / 8:43 am

      Thankyou Di, for stopping by. I am glad now that I come from a family of hoarders, as many things contain so many memories., like some of our original Noddy books. X Jill

  2. Seeker
    February 20, 2014 / 12:09 am

    Loving your look, that hat is just soooooo mice!!I can't help I'm a hat's lover.Thank you so much for linking with Très Chic Style Bitsxoxo

    • Jill James
      February 20, 2014 / 8:46 am

      Thank you Seeker, nice to meet another hat lover. Glad to discover you and Tres Chic Style Bits.

  3. Jessica Cangiano
    February 22, 2014 / 11:02 am

    What an elegantly gorgeous piece of furniture and china collection you have! I would want to pose in front of it for an outfit shoot if I had one akin to it as well. The blue in the dishes really makes the white in your chic outfit pop all the more. Big hugs & many thanks for your lovely comment on Thursday's post,♥ Jessica

  4. Jill James
    February 23, 2014 / 2:54 am

    Thank you Jessica for your kind comments. Jill

  5. Dawn Lucy
    February 25, 2014 / 12:33 pm

    The blue and white china is to die for! Your outfit is chic and stylish! Great post!

  6. Jill James
    February 26, 2014 / 6:54 am

    Thank you Dawn Lucy for your lovely comment. Jill

  7. Tamera Beardsley
    February 28, 2014 / 4:11 pm

    What a beautiful post! I love seeing bits of your home!!

    • Jill James
      March 2, 2014 / 7:31 am

      Thank you Tamera,I plan to do some home shots in the future.

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